Cracking pace, tension, twists and humour. It mixes a hot plot and historical events with real and fictional characters
Lyle truly captures the spirit of Conan Doyle in these playful, gripping yarns
ripping fun for fans
A rip-roaring and action-packed derring-do adventure that pokes tongue-in-cheek fun at modern thriller tropes. Highly recommended.
Engaging series of historical thrillers . . The story rattles along at pace, the characters are engaging and the fight scenes burst with action. But Lyle's great strength is in his depiction of time and place; from its stinking tenements, where babies cry from hunger, to its sinister docks and upmarket brothels, the Edwardian city - then still part of Britain - is brought to life in all its squalid, magnificent glory
Impressive period detail and sharp dialogue add charm to the strong plot
Full throttle . . . delivering entertainment in spades
A fast-moving thriller
. . . what HB Lyle has done . . . is nothing short of inspirational. There are echoes of John Buchan in these books, and enough hard-core spy stuff to keep aficionados happy. The story ends with a promise there could be more adventures with Wiggins should the author choose to record them. We can but hope.
A rip-roaring and action-packed derring-do adventure that pokes tonque.in-cheek fun at modern thriller tropes. Highly recommended